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Papers of the Very Reverend Andrew Nevile Davidson.

Identifier: Acc.7710/1-119

Scope and Contents

These papers consist principally of diaries, incoming correspondence, and newspaper cuttings relating to the life and interests of the Very Reverend Andrew Nevile Davidson, DD, (1899-1976), minister successively of St Mary's Old Aberdeen (1925-1932), St Enoch's Dundee (1932-1934), and Glasgow Cathedral, (1935-1967).

The papers cover the main features of his career – his interest in the ecumenical movement and in the international work of the church, his work in founding the Dunkeld Fellowship and the Friends of Glasgow Cathedral, his moderatorial year (1962-1963), and his travels – as well as the general work of his ministry.

The papers also include some early literary work, correspondence of his wife Margaret Davidson, and some material of and relating to his father, the Rev James Davidson, minister of Blackadder Church, North Berwick.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1745-1978, undated.

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119 Consultation units

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented, 1980, by Mrs A N Davidson, Dunbar.

Related Materials

Acc.7968, Acc.8095.

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